Alltech: Once mycotoxins in crop, they will not go away

· November 21, 2017

Corn silage samples from across the U.S. have shown extremely high levels of mycotoxins, particularly deoxynivalenol (DON), type A trichothecenes (T-2), fusaric acid, and fumonisin, according to the Alltech 2017 Harvest Analysis. And once there are mycotoxins in the crop, they will not go away. There will be higher levels of mycotoxins on farms practicing […]

K-State study: Cleaning corn can reduce mycotoxins by 30%

· November 14, 2017

Cleaning corn with common industry methods can reduce mycotoxins that may be present in the crop, but Kansas State University researchers are also cautioning that highly contaminated corn still may not be safe for animal feed or alternate uses even after cleaning. The term mycotoxins refers to toxic properties caused in plants by mold and […]

Alltech can now test for five more mycotoxins in feed

· November 7, 2017

Mycotoxins threaten animal health and producer profitability, so identifying and addressing these hidden challenges in feed is very important for farmers. Alltech, a world leader in mycotoxin management, now has the ability to test for over 40 different mycotoxins in animal feed samples. With this new analytical capability, Alltech is able to not only detect […]

Corn smut can still create quality silage

· October 19, 2016

Keep an eye out for corn smut this harvest. Wet conditions across much of the U.S. have created the right environment for the pesky plant disease. “While producers may see a drop in corn yields due to smut contamination, the crop is still valuable and can be successfully ensiled,” said Renato Schmidt, forage products specialist, […]

2016 Harvest warning: Quantity doesn’t equal quality

· September 21, 2016

While the 2016 harvest looks to be a bumper crop, (check out the September UDSA report); Alltech mycotoxin expert Dr. Max Hawkins warns quantity should not distract dairy and beef producers from being vigilant regarding quality and the potential for mycotoxin risk. In a recent Alltech release, Hawkins noted the spring wheat harvest across the […]

Patrol fields for ear rot

· September 7, 2016

As we enter the final days of the 2016 growing season, farmers need to start scouting fields for corn ear molds and mycotoxins. According to the Michigan State University Extension, Gibberella ear rot and Fusarium ear rot are the primary culprits in Michigan’s crops this year. Insects can also do damage, including the western bean […]

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